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									Krishnaswamy Jayachandran


                                 CURRICULUM VITAE

                             Krishnaswamy Jayachandran (Jay)
                    Soil, Plant, and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
                               Environmental Studies Department
                            Southeast Environmental Research Center
                                        The Honors College
                                  Florida International University
                                     University Park, ECS 337
                                         Miami, FL 33199

                                    Phone: (305) 348-6553
                                    Fax: (305) 348-6137
                                   e-mail: jayachan@fiu.edu

                                      EDUCATION

Ph.D. Soil Microbiology                    Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1991)
(Dept. of Plant Pathology)

M.S. Ag. Microbiology                      Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore,
                                                       India (1983)

B.S. Agriculture                           Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore,
                                                       India (1981)

PhD Advisor: Dr. Barbara Hetrick, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of North
Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Post-Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Thomas Moorman, Microbiologist, USDA-ARS-National Soil Tilth
Laboratory, Ames, IA

                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-PRESENT: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
UNIVERSITY, MIAMI, FL 33199

1996-2003: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY,
MIAMI, FL 33199.
    Research on Phosphorus Cycling in the Everglades Wetland System and Pine Rocklands.
    Biogeochemistry of Nutrients in Wetlands.
    Research on Mycorrhizae and its role in the South Florida Ecosystem.
    Physiology of Pesticide-Degrading Microorganisms in Soil and Water.
    Remediation of Agrochemicals, Pathogens from Soil and Water.
    Soil and Water Microbial Structural and Functional diversity using Molecular
      Approaches
    Biological Control of Invasive Plant Species

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      Marine and Freshwater Toxins and Microbial Degradation
      Research Scientist at Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center.
      Faculty member in IFRI in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
      Faculty member in Tropical Biology Program in Biology.
      Faculty member in Tropical Plant Systematics in Biology.
      Faculty member in MBRS – MARK and RISE program in Biology.
      FCE-LTER Collaborator.
      Collaborator at USDA-ARS, Miami, FL, Florence, SC, USDA-ARS-National Soil Tilth
       Laboratory, Ames, IA, and USDA-ARS, Kimberly, ID

1991-1996: ASSISTANT SCIENTIST, NATIONAL SOIL TILTH LABORATORY,
USDA-ARS AND IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA 50011.
    Research on biodegradation of pesticides by soil microbes, groundwater contamination
      potential of pesticides and their degradation products.
    Enumeration, isolation and characterization of pesticides degrading microorganisms.
    Establishment of pesticide microbiology laboratory.
    Experience in the use of radioactive material (14C).
    Initiation of research on bioremediation.

1987-1991: GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, DEPARTMENT OF PLANT
          PATHOLOGY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN, KS 66506.
    Research on the role of mycorrhizae in phosphorus acquisition from unavailable
      phosphorus sources.
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      Experience in the use of radioactive material ( P).
      Study on taxonomy of mycorrhizae at Konza prairie LTER research area.

1983-1987: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH
          INSTITUTE FOR THE SEMI-ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT), INDIA.
    Establishment of mycorrhizal research.
    Research on mycorrhizal dependency on sorghum, pearl millet, and peanut under
      greenhouse and field conditions.
    Multiplication and maintenance of different strains of mycorrhizae for greenhouse and
      field experiments.
    Nitrogen fixation studies using non-symbiotic and symbiotic bacteria.

1981-1983: RESEARCH SCHOLAR AT CENTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN
         AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY, TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL
         UNIVERSITY, COIMBATORE, INDIA.
    Initiation of mycorrhizal research.
    Establishment of mycorrhizal culture collection.
    Research on crop response to mycorrhizal fungi.
    Research on symbiotic nitrogen fixation.




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                            SABBATICAL EXPERIENCE

2007 January – 2007 May – Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Dynamics and
Management, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, 1-4-4 Kagamiyama,
Higashi-hiroshima , Hiroshima prefecture 739-8528, Japan

Besides my productive research activities at Hiroshima University, I had a great opportunity to
visit a leading industry in grain milling technology, Satake Corporation, National Brewing
Research Institute, Hiroshima Prefecture Agriculture Research Station, and several departments
particularly molecular area related to my field of research at Hiroshima University. I have also
interacted with undergraduate and graduate students and learned about their educational system.

Besides research and educational experience in Japan, the Japanese culture, heritage, language,
people’s day today life changed my perception of life. The entire sabbatical stay in Japan is
positive, and I gained lot of experience in research and personal life.

                                 RESEARCH INTERESTS

   Wetlands soil characterization.
   Restoration ecology.
   Nutrient cycling and soil quality in wetland and upland systems.
   Microbial diversity and activity in surface and subsurface soils.
   Pesticide degradation, transport, and potential groundwater contamination.
   Isolation and characterization of pesticide degrading microorganisms.
   Biocontrol of invasive plant species.
   Bioenergy and microbial hydrogen production.
   Marine and freshwater toxins and microbial degradation
   Pathogens tracking and remediation measures.
   Antibiotic resistance in the environment.
   Bioremediation (plant - microbe based system) of organic contaminants in soil and water.
   Physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biological interactions of arbuscular-
    mycorrhizal (AM) fungi.

                         EMPLOYMENT RECORD AT FIU
Rank                                                                      Dates
Assistant Professor Soil Microbiology/Soil Science                        06/1996-2003
Associate Professor Soil Microbiology/Soil Science                        2003-present

                                       AFFILIATIONS

Agroecology Program http://agroecology.fiu.edu
ARCH program between Chemistry and Biochemistry, FIU and UM http://arch.fiu.edu/
International Forensic Research Institute http://www.ifri.fiu.edu
Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research Program http://fcelter.fiu.edu/
MBRS MARC-USTAR & RISE Program http://www.fiu.edu/~mbrs/

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Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden http://fairchildgarden.org

                             GRANTS FUNDED (Detailed)

26. Multicultural Scholars Program at Florida International University. August 2007 – July 2012.
USDA-CSREES – Jayachandran PI. $150,000.00

25. Biological control of invasive plant species in South Florida October 2002 – April 2008.
Department of Interior - Everglades National Park – Jayachandran PI. $ 380,000.00

24. Microbial Degradation of Brevetoxin – Isolation of new Bacteria. NIEH – FIU –UM ARCH
Program September 2006 – December 2008 NIEH – Jayachandran PI. $187,500.00

23. Curriculum Development and Capacity Building in Agroecology Sciences. 2005-2007.
(USDA-CSREES). Jayachandran (Co-PI). $ 240,000.00

22. Understanding Limits to Growth in International Agriculture and Opportunities for
Sustainable Farming Systems. 2006-2008 (USDA-CSREES). Jayachandran (Co_PI).
$ 100,000.00

21. Silver Chemicals for Wood Preservation – Effect on Soil Biology. August 2003- December
2007. (International Lead and Zinc Organization, Raleigh, NC and Silver Consortium,
Washington, DC Jayachandran (PI). $42,500.00

20. Arbuscular-Mycorrhizal Colonization and Interaction with Endangered Plant Species,
Ziziphus celata (Rhamnaceae). March 2003 – Dec. 2006. (Funded through Archbold
Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL). Jayachandran (PI). $3,500.00

19. Natural Attenuation of Trichloro-Ethylene from contaminated soils and water from Savannah
River Site and Oak Ridge – Support for the Mercury Center of Excellence (Microbial Structural
and Functional Diversity). Feb. 2003 – Nov. 2005. (DOE Project through HCET {ARC}).
Jayachandran (PI). $90,000.00

18. Brazilian Pepper Suppression    in the Soil Disposal Mounds in the Hole-in-the-Donut
PilotRestoration Program, Everglades National Park. October 2000 – September 2002.
Department of Interior - Everglades National Park - Jayachandran PI. $180,00.00

17. Microbial Degradation of Pesticides in South Florida Soils. April 2000-March 2001. South
Dade Soil & Water Conservation District. Jayachandran PI. $15,000.00

16. Determination of the movement of Agrochemicals in soils with Compost Amendments.
April 2001 – June 2006 USDA-ARS. Jayachandran (PI). $132,000.00

15. Bioremediation of Pesticides Contaminated Soils. 2001-2002. FAO/World Bank.
Jayachandran (PI). $6,000.00


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14. Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Vegetation, Hydrology, and Soils.
August 2000-July 2003. Department of Interior – Everglades National Park.
Jayachandran (Co-PI). $330,000.00

13. Bioremediation of TCE from contaminated soils and water from Savannah River Site. April
2002-March 2003. DOE/HCET. Jayachandran (PI). $14,050.00

12. Search for novel soil microorganisms from preserved sites of Florida. May 2001.
A&S/Sponsored Research. Jayachandran (PI). $4,000.00

11. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative Nutrient Water Quality Criteria for the
Everglades Wetlands. ENP, SFWMD, FDEP. January 1996-2002.
Jayachandran (Co-PI). $599,000.00

10. Assessment of Marsh Vegetation Responses to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough.
ENP. 1996-1999. Jayachandran (Collaborator). $215,000.00

9. Water Flow through Coastal Wetlands. Biscayne National Park. 2001-2003.
Jayachandran (Collaborator). $180,000.00

8. Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the South Florida Ecosystem. US Fish & Wildlife.
1999-2001. Funded to Fairchild Tropical Garden.
Jayachandran (Collaborator). $251,398.00

7. A Multistate Project to investigate Microbial Role in Land Management. (Consortium of 20
Soil Microbiologists from different regions in US). 2001-2005. Jayachandran (PI).

6. Development of Strategies for Biological Remediation of Pesticide Contaminated
Sites.USEPA – 1994-96 Jayachandran (Co-PI). $835,139.00

5. Interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in pesticides degradation. Leopold Center for
Sustainable Agriculture. 1992-94 – Jayachandran (Co-PI). $40,000.00

4. Assimilative Capacity of Soil Microorganisms. USEPA. 1992-1995.
Jayachandran (Co-PI). $750,000.00.

3. Fate and Significance of Major Degradation Products of Atrazine in Soil/Water. USDA-
NAPIAP 1991-1992 Jayachandran (Co-PI). $120,000.00.

2. Management System Evaluation Area (MSEA) for water Quality in Midwestern
States:.President’s Initiative on Water Quality. USDA-MSEA 1991-1995.
Jayachandran (Assistant Research Scientist). $5,000,000.00.

1. Mechanisms Regulating Phosphorus Cycling in Tallgrass Prairie. NSF-LTER. 1987-1991.
Jayachandran (Graduate Research Assistant)

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                   PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

1. American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
2. Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
3. Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
4. American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
5. Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)
6. International Mycorrhizologists Society (IMS)
7. Society for Environmental Restoration (SER)
8. American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS)
9. National Geographic Society (NGS)
10. National Academy of Biological Sciences, India

                      HONORS, AWARDS, AND POSITIONS

Associate Editor:                  Journal of Environmental Quality (2002- 2007)
Topic Editor:                      Encyclopedia of Earth (2006 - Present)
Editorial Advisory Board Member: Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment (2002- Present)
Editorial Advisory Board Member: Chemosphere (1999-2001)
Matriculation Merit Award          FIU 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
Ad-hoc Reviewer:                   National Science Foundation (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Biological Control Executive Board Member (2005 – 2010)
Panelist                           National Council for Science and Environment (2002)
Panelist                           Environmental Protection Agency (2002 and 2003)
Panelist                           EPA-STAR Fellowships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
EPA Site Reviewer                  SouthEastern Louisiana University Research Site (2006)
Panelist                           USDA-CSREES-NRI (2007)
Ad-hoc Panelist                    USDA-CSREES-MSP (2007)
Member                             NSF - Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching
(2002 – Present)
Honors Fellow                      The Honors College
Student Research &
Artistic Initiative (SRAI)         Founding member and Director – The Honors College
(2003-2005)
Agroecology Program                Founding member and Co-Director
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society – Inducted to this Honors Society

                                  STUDENTS ADVISED

            GRADUATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
POST-DOCS, VISITING SCIENTISTS, RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
Dr. Kateel G. Shetty, Research Scientist – Current

Dr. C. Udayasoorian, 2001. Through FAO and World Bank. Current Position: Head of the

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Department, Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil
Nadu, India

Dr. Meera Nair, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1997-1999. Current Position: Assistant professor,
Department of Biology and Landscape, Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus.

                         GRADUATE STUDENTS ADVISED

23. Mr. Biond Pandey – 2008 Biological Control Strategies for Invasive Plants. Current

22. Mrs. Anusha Ramani – 2007 Microbiological Degradation of Freshwater Toxins – Current

21. Ms. Catherine Wilson – 2007 Comparison of Biofuel Crops in Haiti and DR – Current

20. Mrs. Elvira Martinez – 2006 Prospectus of Agroecology Programs in US – Current

19. Mrs. Shanti Muddala – 2004 Unable to continue because of family personal reasons.

18. Ms. Katia Guanira – 2002 In progress – MS

17. Ms. Cristina Clark-Cuadrao - Effects of a Switchgrass bufferstrip on
soil microorganisms near a field applied with endosulfan.
December 2007 - Masters Thesis – Current Position: Soil
Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, York County, Pennsylvania

16. Mr. Eudel Cepero – Soil Erosion Model Development and Soil Conservation. April 2007 –
Masters Thesis Report – Current Position: Research Scientist, ARC, FIU

15. Ms. Tainya Clarke – Biocontrol of Lygodium microphyllum using a native pathogenic fungi.
December 2006.- Masters Thesis – Current Position: Adjunct Lecturer –EVR-FIU, Pursuing a
PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Pulmonary Research Assistant at Mount Sinai.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

14. Mrs. Seema Sah - Effect of flooding on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization in bean
plants. Summer 2006 – Masters Thesis – Current Position: Lab Manager, Environmental Studies,
FIU

13. Ms. Allison Stone – Periphyton and macrophytes as a bioindicator in the tarland burn of the
river Dee. Spring 2005 – Masters Thesis Report.

12. Mr. Ramakrishna Ruthala – Bio-Geochemical Factors Influence on Microbial Community
Structure on Tree Island Ecosystems of Florida Everglades. Fall 2004 – Masters Thesis.

11. Mrs. Elizabeth Struhar – The Relationship Between Soil Moisture and Nutrient Availability
in Tree Islands of Shark Slough, Everglades National Park. Spring 2003 – Masters Thesis.-
Current Position:
Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

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10. Mr. Prabhakar Pant – Natural Attenuation of Trichloroethene in Stream Behavior Fate and
Transport. Spring 2003 – Masters Thesis – Current Position: Research Scientist, ARC, FIU and
Pursuing PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

9. Mrs. Susan Kemp – The effects of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrizal colonization and
phossphorus on Sawgrass (Cladium jamaisense) growth in marl and abandoned farmland soils.
April 2003 – Masters Thesis – Current Position: Water Quality Manager, DERM

8. Mr. Robert McMullen – Brazilian Pepper Suppression on Soil Disposal Mounds in the Hole-
In-The- Donut Restoration Area, Everglades National Park. December 2002 – Masters Thesis –
Current Position: Director of Environmental Services, Gannett Fleming, Inc. Miami, FL

7. Ms. Laura Coronel – Fate and Transport of PAH's in Florida's Groundwater. April 2004 –
Masters Thesis Report – Current Position: Science Teacher, Miami-Dade Public Schools.

6. Mr. Valantine Walker – A Shift Towards Biocontrol Away from Harmful Chemical Pesticides
in Florida’s Citrus Industry. August 2002 – Masters Thesis Report. Current Position: Science
Teacher, Miami-Dade Schools.

5. Ms. Kristina Serbesoff-King – Biology, Invasion, and Control Methods on the Invasive
Category I Plant Species Melaleuca – A Monograph. August 2002 – Masters Thesis Report –
Current Position: Invasive Species Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy, FL

4. Mr. Kenichiro Konomi – Fate and Transport of Herbicide Atrazine in Calcareous Soils of
South Florida. December 2001 – Masters Thesis – Current Position: Research Assistant, USDA-
ARS, Old Cutler Road, FL

3. Ms. Angelique Lawrence – Brownfield Redevelopment. December 2001- Masters Thesis
Report – Current Position: GIS Specialist, ARC, FIU

2. Mrs. Darcy Stockman – Growth Response of Certain Tropical Legume Species to Arbuscular
Mycorrhizal Fungal Symbiosis. April 2001 – Masters Thesis – Current Position: Conservation
Biologist, DERM, Miami-Dade County, FL

1. Dr. Hillol Guha – Influence of Hydrobiogeochemistry on Transport of Chromium Through
Manganese – Containing Sediments: Experimental and Modeling Approaches. April 2000 – PhD
Thesis – Current Position – Senior Hydrologist/Modeler, Leggette, Brashears & Graham Inc.,
Cunnecticut.

Following Students Worked Closely to get their Projects Done

Rich Soto
Maria Marasigan
Erin Hanan

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Giddy Bobeche
Robert Griffith
Elizabeth Mayo

          External PhD Thesis Examiner for the following PhD Thesis

7. Biomethanation Kinetics of Kitchen Refuse and Characterization of Methanogenic Consortia.
Department of Microbiology, PSG College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
- 2006

6. Influence of Phosphorus Solubilizing Microorganisms and Rhizobium on Vigna unguiculata
(L.) Walp. Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Tamil
Nadu, India – 2006

5. Effect of Paper Mill Wastes on Soil, Groundwater and Biomass Production: A Case Study of
Cholan Paper and Board Mills. Department of Environmental Sciences, Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India - 2006

4. Recycling of Tannery Sludge along with Organic Wastes by Composting. 2005 Department of
Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Tamil Nadu, India – 2005

3. Interactions of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in
Relation to Nutrient Management and Production of Rice in Assam. Department of Botany,
Gauhati Univeristy, Guwahati, Assam, India – 2005

2. Studies on the Antibiotic Resistance Pattern and the Impact on Human Body Temperature of
E. Coli. Life Sciences Department, Avinashilingam Institute (Deemed University), Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu, India - 2003

1. Studies on the Interactions of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae and Collar Rot of Groundnut.
Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Tamil Nadu, India –
2002

                            GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBER

1. Dustin Mizell – MS                      Chmielenska (LA)      Graduated
2. Gaelle Glickfield – MS                  Rand                  Graduated
3. Mike Byrne – MS                         Meeder                Graduated
4. Elizabeth Mayo – MS                     Clarke                Graduated
5. Laurie McHargue – PhD                   Oberbauer (BIOL)      Graduated
6. Gregory Starr – PhD                     Oberbauer (BIOL)      Graduated
7. Susan Daily – PhD                       Childers (BIOL)       Graduated
8. Lorraine Ahlquist – MS                  Oberbauer (BIOL)      Graduated
9. Joseph O’Brien – PhD                    Oberbauer (BIOL)      Graduated
10. George Meichel – PhD                   Jones (BIOL)          In progress
11. Flavio Moreno – PhD                    Oberbauer (BIOL)      Graduated

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12. Shivanna Mahabir – MS                    Rand                   Graduated
13. David Reed – MS                          Ross                   Graduated
14. Danielle Palow – MS                      Oberbauer (BIOL)       Graduated
15. Giddy Bobeche - MS                       Bray (EVR)             Graduated
16. Erin Hanan - MS                          Ross (EVR)             In progress
17. Zhangrong Chen – PhD                     Cai (Chemistry)        Graduated
18. Robert Griffith – MS                     Furton (Chemistry)     Graduated
19. Monica Jose - PhD                        Almirall (Chemistry)   In progress
20. Maria Marasigan – MS                     Bray                   In progress
21. Rich Soto – MS                           Bhat                   In progress
22. Ravi Godavalli – PhD                     Tansel (C&E Eng)       In progress
23. Sen Chen – PhD                           Cai (Chemistry)        In progress

     INDEPENDENT STUDIES RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISED
                       (EVR 4905 - 2 to 3 credit hours per student)
1. Robert Arocha – “All I Ever Wanted to Know About Herbicides”
2. Kevin White, 3. Tong Sing, 4. Lashonda West – “Study of Mycorrhizal Association in Sabal
                                                     palmetto and Pithecellobium: a field study”
5. Steve Elliott – “Pinfish Deformities in Biscayne Bay”
6. Mark Rainone – “Study of Groundwater Exploration, Well Design, and the Avon Water
Project”
7. Jason Barinaga – “Cape Florida State Park Restoration Project”
8. Hope Duncan – “Database on Pollutants that are Commonly found in Miami-Dade County’s
                  Water Supply and Methods to Minimize them”
9. George Drexinger – “Microbial Enzymes Activity in Different Water Sources of South
                       Florida”
10. Roger Gardian – “Community Garden: Organic Gardening”
11. Barbara Clement – “Sustainable Agriculture: Sugarcane Cultivation and Best Management
                       Practices in the Everglades Agricultural area”
12. Gladys Monne – “Radon Detection Methods”

13. Iris Mund – “The American Alligator – Life Cycle”

14. Christine Briant – “Soil and Water Analytical Techniques”

15. Dennis St. Cyr – “Particle Size Distribution of various Soils of South Florida”

16. Debra Nolan – “Soil Characterization in Treeislands of the Everglades”

17. Maria Collard – “Desertification”

18. Ingrid Zamora – “Fate and Transport of Pesticide “Irgarol” in Water Sources”

19. Farhia Dullo – “Disposal of Hazardous Waste in Africa”

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20. Keith Westin – “Status of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Wells- Pilot Program as
                   Part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan”
21. Prado Desiree – “Phosphorus analysis of mycorrhizal plants”

22. Ximena Mesa – “Mycorrhizal colonization of endangered plant species”

23. Jose Pacheco – “Biological control of invasive plant species, Schinus”

24. Nisha Simon – “Biogeochemical nutrient cycling of wetland soils”

25. Shea Dunifon – “Microbial structural and functional diversity in soils”

26. Danouche Dimanche – “Antibiotic Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) and human health”

           RESEARCH ASSISTANTS SUPPORTED-MENTORSHIP
26. Jose Pacheco-Soto – Biological Sciences
25. Thomas George – Biomedical Engineering
24. Nisha Simmon - Environmental Studies
23. Shea Dunifon – Environmental Studies – Received Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Award. Currently pursuing MS in Soil and Crop Sciences at Virginia Tech.
22. Cristina Cuadrado – Environmental Studies, Currently Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS,
Pennsylvania.
21. Alina Ortis – Southwest Miami Senior High School
20. Tatiana Marquez – Environmental Studies – Received Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Award
19. David Acosta – Physics
18. Kanchan Jotwani – Biological Sciences
17. Jacqueline Huntzicker – Liberal Studies and Honors College.
16. David Trujillo – Robert Morgan Senior High School, Currently Freshmen at FIU
15. Ximena Mesa - Environmental Studies.
14. Julian Mesa – Biological Sciences.
13. Diana Cifuentes –Biological Sciences
12. Teresita Bollar – Biological Sciences and Honors College.
11. Sarah Lowe – Biomedical Engineering and Honors College.


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10. Lizandra Nieves – USDA-ARS
9. Susan Mendiola – Environmental Studies
8. Seema Sah – Environmental Studies
7. Debra Nolan – Environmental Studies.
6. Peta-Gauy-Johnson – Chemistry and Biochemistry and Honors College
5. Karen Minkowski –USDA-ARS
4. Mario Cifuentes – Biomedical Engineering
3. Kenichiro Konomi, - Environmental Studies
2. Eduardo Cepero – Environmental Studies
1. Darcy Stockman, - Environmental Studies
Students gained lab management, analytical, microbiological, laboratory operation skills in soil,
plant, water, and microbiological areas. Students worked 20 hours per week in my laboratory and
conducted research on variety of topics in these areas.

                        PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

50. Prabhakar Pant, Marshall Allen, Yong Cai, and Krishnaswamy Jayachandran. 2008.
       Design and Performance of a Mesocosm Chamber for Trichloroethylene Evaporation
       Study. In Press Journal of Air, Water, and Soil Pollution

49. Fisher, Jack B., and Krish Jayachandran. 2008 Beneficial role of arbuscular mycorrhizal
        fungi on Florida native palms. Accepted in Journal Palm

48. Fisher, Jack B., and Krish Jayachandran. 2008 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Promote
       Growth and Phosporus Uptake in Zamia, A Native Florida Cycad. In Press Florida
       Scientist

47. Suwa Ryuichi, Krish Jayachandran, Nguyen T N, Abdellah Boulenouar, Kounosuke Fujita,
       and Hirofumi Saneoka Barium Toxicity Effects in Soybean Plants. 2008. In Press
       Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

46. Moghaieb, Reda E. A., Hirofumi Saneoka,Yoshikatsu. Murooka, Hisayoshi. Ono, Nobuhiro
      Nakayama, Nguyen Tran Nguyen, Ryuichi Suwa , Pravat Kmar Mohapatra, Krish
      Jayachandran, and Kounosuke. Fujita. 2008. Evaluation of salt tolerance in ectoine-
      transformed tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum): photosynthesis, osmotic
      adjustment, and carbon partitioning. In Review in Journal Plant and Soil Science

45. Griffith, Robert T., Krish Jayachandran, Kateel G. Shetty, William Whistine, and Kenneth
       G. Furton. 2007. Differentiation of Toxic Molds via Headspace SPME-GC/MS and
       Canine Detection. Biosensors, 7:1496-1508


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44. Shetty, Kateel G., Krish Jayachandran, Katherine Quinones, Kevin E. O’Shea, Teresita A.
       Bollar and Michael R. Norland. 2007. Allelopathic Effects of Ragweed Compound
       Thiarubrine-A on Brazilian Pepper. Allelopathy Journal, 20:371-378..

43. Krish Jayachandran, S. Sah, and Jeffrey Ellis. 2007. Silver formulations as wood
      preservatives – an exploratory research. In: Proceedings of 102nd American Wood
      Preservatives Association Special Symposium, Austin, TX April 9-12, 2006.

42. Entry, James A., DeEtta Mills, Krish Jayachandran, and Thomas B. Moorman. 2007.
       Molecular-Based Approaches to Soil Microbiology. 71:561.

41. Jayachandran, K. and J. Fisher. 2006. Phosphorus uptake efficiencies of mycorrhizal
       colonized South Florida native plants. In Revision for International Journal of Plant
       Sciences.

40. Assefa Melesse, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, and Keqi Zhang. 2007. Modeling coastal
       eutrophication of Florida Bay using Neural Networks. In press Journal of Coastal
       Research.

39. McMullen, R., K. Jayachandran, K.G. Shetty, and M.R. Norland. 2007. Suppression of the
      invasive tree species Brazilian pepper by soil and management factors. In Review Natural
      Area Journal.
38. Prabhakar Pant, Marshall Allen, Yong Cai, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, and Yin Chen.
       2007. Influence of Physical Factors on Trichloroethylene Evaporation from Surface
       Water. Journal of Air, Water, and Soil Pollution, 183:153-163.

37. Clarke, T., K.G. Shetty, K. Jayachandran, and M.R. Norland. 2007. Myrothecium
       verrucaria - a potential biological control agent for the invasive "old world" climbing
       fern, Lygodium microphylum. Biocontrol, 52:399-411.

36. Jones, D.T., J.P. Sah, M.S. Ross, S.F. Oberbaeur, B. Hwang, and K. Jayachandran. 2006.
       Growth and physiological responses of twelve tree species common in Everglades tree
       islands to simulated hydrological regimes. Wetlands, 26: 830-844.

35. Sah, S., S. T. Reed, K. Jayachandran, C. Dunn, and J. B. Fisher. 2006. The Effect of
       Repeated Short-term Flooding on Mycorrhizal Survival in Snap Bean Roots.
       HortScience, 41: 598-602

34. Reed, S., D. Shinde, K. Konomi, K. Jayachandran, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and M.R. Savabi. 2006.
       Phosphorus leaching potential from compost amendments in a carbonatic Soil. Soil
       Science, 171: 865-873.

33. Ross, Michael S., Sherry Mitchell-Bruker, Jay P. Sah, Stuart Stothoff, Pablo L. Ruiz, David
       L. Reed, Krish Jayachandran, and Charles L. Coultas. 2006. Interaction of hydrology
       and nutrient limitation in the ridge and slough landscape of the southern Everglades.
       Hydrobiologia, 569:37-59.

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32. Chengyong Yang, Yong Wang, DeEtta Mills, Kalai Mathee, Krish Jayachandran, Patrick
       Gillevet, Jim Entry, Giri Narasimhan. 2006. An Ecoinformatics Tool for Microbial
       Diversity Studies: Supervised Classification of Amplicon Length Heterogeneity (ALH)
       Profiles of 16S rRNA. Journal of Microbial Methods 65:49-62

31. Fisher J.B., and K. Jayachandran. 2005. Presence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in South
        Florida native plants. Journal of Mycorrhiza 15:580-588.

30. Konomi, K., R. Savabi, D. Shinde, K. Jayachandran, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and S. Reed. 2005.
      Water and atrazine movement in a calcareous compost applied soil during simulated
      multiple storms events. Journal of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 165:365-377.

29. Savabi, M.R., D.L. Shinde, K. Konomi, P.N. Kizza, and K. Jayachandran. 2005. Modeling
       the effect of soil amendments (Composts) on water balance and water quality. Journal of
       Environmental Hydrology 13:1-14.

28. Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J.H. Richards, D.L. Childers, D. Lee, A. L. Edwards, L. J. Scinto,
       K. Jayachandran, G.B. Noe, and R.D. Jones. 2005. Cascading Ecological Effects of
       Low-Level Phosphorus Enrichment in the Florida Everglades. Journal of
       Environmental Quality, 34:717-723.

27. Savabi, M.R., D. Shinde, K. Konomi, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and K. Jayachandran. 2004.
      Modeling the Effect of Soil Amendments (Composts) on Water Balance and Water
      Quality. (Eds. C.A. Brebbia, D. Almorza, and D. Sales), Water Pollution VII:
      Modelling, Measuring and Prediction, 57-66, WIT Press.

26. Gaiser, E.E., L.J. Scinto, J.H. Richards, K. Jayachandran, D.L. Childers, J.C. Trexler, and
       R.D. Jones. 2004. Phosphorus in Periphyton Mats Provides the Best Matric for Detecting
       Low-Level P enrichment in an Oligotrophic Wetland. Water Research, 38:507-516.

25. Jayachandran, K., and K.G. Shetty. 2003. Growth Response and Phosphorus Uptake by
       Arbuscular Mycorrhizae of Wet Prairie Sawgrass. . Aquatic Botany, 76:281-290.

24. Guha, H., K. Jayachandran, and F. Maurrasse. 2002. Microbiological Reduction of
      Hexavalent chromium over Geochemical Oxidation by Pyrolusite-Coated Sand.
      Chemosphere, 52:175-183

23. Fisher, J.B. and K. Jayachandran. 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance seedling
       growth and phosphorus uptake in two endangered plant species from South Florida.
       International Journal of Plant Sciences, 163:559-566

22. Cai, Y., J.C. Cabrera, M. Georgiadis, and K. Jayachandran. 2002.Assessment of Arsenic
       Mobility in the Soils of some Golf Courses in South Florida. The Science of the Total
       Environment, 291:123-134


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21. Noe, G.B., D.C. Childers, A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandran, D. Lee, J. Meeder, J.
       Richards, L.J.Scinto, J. Trexler, and R.D. Jones. 2002. Short-term Changes in Phosphorus
       Storage in an Oligotrophic Everglades Wetland Ecosystem Receiving Experimental
       Nutrient Enrichment. Biogeochemistry, 59:239-267

20. Guha, H., K. Jayachandran, and F. Maurrasse. 2001. Kinetics of Chromium (VI) Reduction
      by Type Strain Shewanella alga under Different Growth Conditions. Environmental
      Pollution, 115:209-218.

19. Guha, H., S.E. Saiers, S. Brooks, P. Jardine, and K. Jayachandran. 2001. Chromium
      Transport, Oxidation, and Adsorption in Manganese-Coated Sand. Journal of
      Contaminant Hydrology, 49:311-334.

18. Moorman, T.B., K. Jayachandran, and A. Reungsang. 2001. Adsorption and Desorption of
      Atrazine in Soils and Subsurface Sediments. Soil Science, 166:921-929

17. Childers, D.L., R.D. Jones, J. Trexler, C. Buzzelli, S. Daily, A. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K.
      Jayachandran, A. Kenne, D. Lee, J. Meeder, J. Pechman, A. Renshaw, J. Richards, M.
      Rugge, L. Scinto, P. Sterling, and Van Gelder. 2001. Quantifying the effects of low-level
      phosphorus enrichment on unimpacted Everglades wetlands with insitu flumes and
      phosphorus dosing. pp 127-152.In Porter, J.W., and Porter, K.G. Eds. The Everglades,
      Florida Bay and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys – An Ecosystem Source Book, CRC
      Press.

16. Guha, H., K. Jayachandran, and F. Maurrasse. 2000. Hydrological, Geochemical, and
      Microbiological Processes Affecting Chromium Transport Through Pyrolusite Coated-
      Sand. 7TH International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution
      Control Proccedings, page 1253-1260.

15. Fisher, J.B., and K. Jayachandran. 1999. Root structure and arbuscular mycorrhizal
       colonization of the palm Serenoa repens under field conditions. Plant and Soil, 217:229-
       241.

14. Nedumpara, M.J., T.B. Moorman, and K. Jayachandran. 1999. Effect of a Vesicular-
      Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus epigaeum) on herbicide uptake by roots.
      Biology and Fertility of Soils, 30:75-82.

13. Struthers, J.K., K. Jayachandran, and T.B. Moorman. 1998. Biodegradation of atrazine by
       Agrobacterium radiobacter strain J14a and use in bioremediation of contaminated soil.
       Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 64:3368-3375.
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12. Jayachandran, K., N.B. Stolpe, T.B. Moorman, and P.J. Shea. 1998. Application of C-
       most-probable-number technique to enumerate atrazine-degrading microorganisms in
       soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 30:523-529.



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11. Moorman, T.B., D.B. Jaynes, K. Jayachandran, J.M. Novak, J. Miller, C.A. Cambardella,
      and J.L. Hatfield. 1995. Processes controlling atrazine leaching in the pothole topography
      of central Iowa. Clean Water – Clean Environment. 21st Century Conference Proceedings,
      Vol. 1, March 5-8, Kansas City, MO p 133-136.

10. Moorman, T. B., and K. Jayachandran. 1995. Interactions of VAM fungi, pesticides, and
      crops. In: Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, 4:86-91.

9. Novak, J.M, K. Jayachandran, T.B. Moorman, and J.B. Weber. 1995. Sorption and binding
      of organic compounds in soils and their relation to bioavailability. In: Bioremediation:
      Science and Application, SSSA Special Publication, 13-31. (Book Chapter)

8. Jayachandran, K., J.A. Welch, T.B. Moorman, and E.A. Douglass. 1994. Populations of
       herbicide-degrading microorganisms in surface and subsurface soils (USDA-ARS
       Report).

7. Jayachandran, K., T.R. Steinheimer, L. Somasundaram, T.B. Moorman, R.S. Kanwar, and
       J.R. Coats. 1994. Occurrence of atrazine and degradates as contaminants of subsurface
       drainage and shallow groundwater. Journal of Environmental Quality, 23:311-319.

6. Jayachandran, K., T.R. Steinheimer, L.Somasundaram, T.B. Moorman, R.S. Kanwar, and
       J.R Coats. 1993. Distribution of atrazine and metabolites as contaminants in groundwater
       and soil cores from no-till corn. Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality
       Proceedings. 105-109.

5. Somasundaram, L., K. Jayachandran, E.L. Kruger, K.D. Racke, T.B. Moorman, T. Dvorak,
      and J.R.Coats. 1993. Degradation of isazophos in the soil environment. Journal of
      Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 41:313-318.

4. Jayachandran, K., A.P. Schwab, and B.A.D. Hetrick. 1992. Mineralization of organic
      phosphorus by vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry,
      24:897-903.

3. Jayachandran, K., A.P. Schwab, and B.A.D. Hetrick. 1992. Partitioning of dissolved
      inorganic and organic phosphorus using acidified molybdate and isobutanol. Soil Science
      Society of America Journal, 56:762-765.

2. Jayachandran, K., A.P. Schwab, and B.A.D. Hetrick. 1989. Mycorrhizal mediation of
      phosphorus availability: Synthetic iron chelate effects on phosphorus solubilization. Soil
      Science Society of America Journal, 53:1701-1706.

1. Jayachandran, K., D. Kandasamy, G. Oblisami. 1986. Effect of temperature and pH on the
       germination of spores of Glomus caledonium. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 26:232-
       234.



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                             PUBLICATIONS – REPORTS

22. Jayachandran, K., and K.G. Shetty. 2006. Discovery and Development of Potential
Microbial Bio-Control Agents for Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Everglades National Park.
Annual Report. 35 Pages

21. Jayachandran, K. 2006. Investigation of Silver Chemicals for Wood Preservation: Effect
on soil Biota. International Lead and Zinc Organization, Raleigh, NC. Annual Report. 25 pages

20. Jayachandran, K 2005. Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Soil Disposal Mounds in the
Hole-In-The-Donut Pilot Restoration Program, Everglades National Park. Annual Report. 15
pages

19. Jayachandran, K., and K.G. Shetty. 2005. Discovery and Development of Potential
Microbial Bio-Control Agents for Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Everglades National Park.
Annual Report. 42 pages

18. Jayachandran, K. 2006. Arbuscular-Mycorrhizal Colonization and Interactions with an
Endangered Plant Species, Ziziphus celata (Rhamnaceae). Project Manager, Carl Weekly,
Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL. Final Report. 17 pages

17. Jayachandran, K. 2005. Investigation of Silver Chemicals for Wood Preservation: Effect on
soil Biota. International Lead and Zinc Organization, Raleigh, NC. Annual Report. 20 pages.

16. Ebadian, M.A., P. Pant, Y. Katsenovich, Z. Oztruck, K. Jayachandran, and Y. Cai. 2003.
Determination of natural attenuation mechanisms and kinetics. Year end technical report for the
fiscal year 2003. DOE – Office of Environmental Management, Office of Science and
Technology, Grant No. DF-FG26-00NT40806.

15. Jayachandran, K., and R. McMullan. 2003. Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Soil
Disposal Mounds in the Hole-In-The-Donut Pilot Restoration Program, Everglades National
Park. Annual Report. 48 pages.

14. Jayachandran, K., and K.G. Shetty. 2003. Discovery and Development of Potential
Microbial Bio-Control Agents for Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Everglades National Park.
Annual Report. 18 pages.

13. Allen. M, J. Ealy, S. Hewins, Y. Cai, and K. Jayachandran. 2003. Oak Ridge – Support for
the Mercury Center of Excellence. Technical Progress Report November 2002-November 2003.
U.S.DOE, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Science and Technology. 66 pages.

12. Allen. M, L. Moos, Y. Katsonovich, Z. Osturk, P. Pant, K. Jayachandran, and Y. Cai. 2003.
Determination of Natural Attenuation Mechanisms and Kinetics. Technical Progress Report
November 2002-November 2003. U.S.DOE, Office of Environmental Management, Office of
Science and Technology. 58 pages.


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11. Gaiser, E.E., J.H. Richards, J.C. Trexler, D. Lee, A. Edwards, G. Noe, D.L. Childers, R.D.
Jones L.J. Scinto, and K. Jayachandran. 2003. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative
Criteria for Everglades Wetlands. Compendium Report. 336 pages.

10. Ross, M., K. Jayachandran, P. Stone, B. Huang, J. Walters, P. Ruiz, D. Reed, D. Stockman,
S. Sah, D. Nolan, J. Sah, D. Jones, and S. Oberbauer. 2002 Everglades National Park Tree
Islands: Interactions of vegetation, hydrology, and soils. Annual Report. 97 pp.

9. Jayachandran, K, and R. McMullan. 2001. Brazilian Pepper Suppression in the Soil Disposal
Mounds in the Hole-In-The-Donut Pilot Restoration Program, Everglades National Park. Annual
Report. 40 pp.

8. Ross, M., K. Jayachandran, P. Ruiz, D. Reed, E. Mickler, D. Stockman, S. Oberbauer, and
P. Stone. 2001.Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of vegetation, hydrology, and
soils. Annual Report. 27 pp.

7. Ross, M., P.L. Ruiz, D.L Reed, K. Jayachandran, C.L. Coultas, J.P. Sah, and M.T. Lewin.
2001. Assessment of marsh vegetation responses to hydrological restoration in Shark Slough,
Everglades National Park. Final Report 2000-2001. 99 pp.

6. Jayachandran et al., 2001. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative Criteria for
Everglades Wetlands. Soils and Microbiology section. Annual Report.

5. Jayachandran et al., 2000. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative Nutrient Criteria
for Everglades Wetlands. Soils and Microbiology section –Annual Report.

4. Ross, M., P.L. Ruiz, D.L Reed, K. Jayachandran, J.P. Sah, and M.T. Lewin. 2000.
Assessment of marsh vegetation responses to hydrological restoration in Shark Slough,
Everglades National Park. Annual Report 1999-2000. 42 pp.

3. Jayachandran et al., 1999. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative Nutrient Criteria
for Everglades Wetlands. Soils and Microbiology section –Annual Report.

2. K. Jayachandran. 1998. Pollution Detectives. In: Research News, SERP, FIU, Vol. 1, Issue
4.

1. Jayachandran et al., 1998. Numerical Interpretation of Class III Narrative Nutrient Criteria
for Everglades Wetlands. Soils and Microbiology section –Annual Report.


                             PRESENTATIONS - PAPER

48. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, Seema Sah, and Jeffrey Ellis. 2007, Investigation of Silver
Chemicals for Wood Preservation and Soil Biology. Soil. Soil Science Society of America
Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA Jayachandran presented


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47. Joel Trexler, Evelyn Gaiser, Len Scinto, Daniel Childers, and Krishnaswamy
Jayachandran. 2007. Phosphorus Load-Dependent Limitation of Aquatic Consumers in an
Oligotrophic Wetlands. North American Benthological Society 55th Annual Meeting, Columbus,
SC Trexler presented

46. Stewart Reed, Dilip Shinde, Kenichiro Konomi, Krish Jayachandran, Peter Nkedi-Kizza,
and Mohammed Savabi. 2006. Phosphorus Leaching Potential from Compost Amendments in a
Carbonatic Soil. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-16, 2006,
Indianapolis, IN Stewart Reed presented

45. Seema Sah, Stewart Reed, Krish Jayachandran, and Anne Hartley. 2006. Arbuscular
mycorrhizal fungi response to flooding in snap bean cultivation in south Florida. Soil Science
Society of America Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, IN Seema Sah presented

44. Kateel G. Shetty, Krish Jayachandran, and Michael R. Norland. 2005. Development of
techniques for assessing biocontrol potential of indigenous pathogens on invasive Brazilian
Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) in the Everglades National Park. Soil Science Society of
America Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT Jayachandran presented

43. Jayachandran, Krish., Kateel G. Shetty, Michael R. Norland and Craig S. Smith. 2006.
Development of microbial biocontrol agent for Brazilian Pepper Management. Plant Biologists
of South Florida Annual Meeting. April 1, 2006, Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center,
Miami, FL Dr. Jayachandran presented

42. Sah, Seema, Stewart Reed, and Krish Jayachandran. 2006. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Interactions with Bean Plants Under Flooded Conditions. Plant Biologists of South Florida
Annual Meeting. April 1, 2006, Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center, Miami, FL Mrs.
Sah presented

41. Jayachandran, Krish and Jeffrey Ellis. 2006. Exploratory Research on Silver Chemicals as
Wood Preservatives. 102nd American Wood Preservatives Association Conference, April 9-12,
2006, Austin, TX Dr. Jayachandran presented

40. Jeffrey Ellis and Krish Jayachandran. 2006. Silver – It keeps Wood Healthy. 102nd
American Wood Preservatives Association Conference, April 9-12, 2006, Austin, TX Dr. Ellis
presented

39. Trexler*, J. C., E. Gaiser, J. Richards, D. Childers1, K. Jayachandran, L. Scinto, and R.
Jones. 2004. Phosphorus Load-Dependent Limitation of Aquatic Consumers in An Oligotrophic
Wetland. 89TH Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, August 1-6, 2004, Portland,
OR – Dr. Trexler presented

38. Ross*, M., P.L. Ruiz, K. Jayachandran, C.L. Coultas and J.P. Sah. 2004. Nutrient
relationships in the “ridge-and-slough” vegetation mosaic of the southern Everglades, Florida,


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USA. Annual Conference on International Association for Vegetation Science, July 18-23, 2004,
Kailu-Kona, Hawaii. Dr. Ross presented

37. Krish Jayachandran*, Michael R. Norland, Kateel G. Shetty, Tainya C. Clarke, and Robert
T. McMullen. 2004. Development of Strategies to Manage Biological Invasion by Exotic Plant
Species in Everglades National Park. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-
10, 2004, Orlando, FL – Dr. Jayachandran presented

36. Evelyn E. Gaiser*, Joel C. Trexler, Jennifer H. Richards, Daniel L. Childers, David Lee,
Adrienne L. Edwards, Leonard J. Scinto, Krish Jayachandran, Gregory B. Noe and Ronald D.
Jones. 2004. Cascading Ecological Effects of Low-Level Phosphorus Enrichment and Abatement
in the Florida Everglades. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-10, 2004,
Orlando, FL – Dr. Gaiser presented

35. Robert T. Griffith*, Krish Jayachandran, William Whitstine, and Kenneth G. Furton. 2005.
Canine and SPME/GC/MS detection of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds from Toxic
Indoor Molds. Forensic Science Symposium February 4-5, 2005, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Mr.
Griffith presented

34. Robert T.Griffith*, Krish Jayachandran, William Whitstine, and Kenneth G. Furton. 2005.
Identification of Signature Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds from Toxic Molds using
SPME/GC/MS and Canine Detection. PITTCON, March 4, Orlando, FL – Mr. Griffith presented

33. *K. Jayachandran, S. Sah, J. Sah, and M. Ross. 2003. Biogeochemistry of Treeisland Soils
of the Everglades. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Nov. 2-6, 2003, Denver,
CO

32. *D. Jones, M. Ross, B. Hwang, J. Walters, S. Oberbauer, and K. Jayachandran. 2003.
Effects of Simulated Hydrologic Regimes on Twelve Species of Everglades Tree Island.
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 3-8, 2003, Savannah, GA

31. *Jayachandran, K., K. Konomi, R. Savabi, and S. Reed. 2002. Agrochemicals Transport in
Calcareous Soils of South Florida. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meetings, Nov. 10-
14, 2002, Indianapolis, IN

30. *Fisher, J.B., and K. Jayachandran. 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizae and their role in plant
restoration in subtropical Florida. Botanical Society of America – Biocomplexity in Mycorrhizae
Symposium, Madison, WI, August 2002.

29. *Mickler, E., K. Jayachandran, M. Ross, D. Stockman, P. Ruiz, D. Reed, and S. Oberbauer.
2002. Relationship between soil moisture and nutrient availability in the tree islands of Shark
Slough, Everglades National Park. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences,
Barry University, March 7-9, 2002.

28, *Kemp, S., K. Jayachandran, D. Stockman, and M. Norland. 2002. The effect of
mycorrhizal colonization and phosphorus levels on Cladium jamaicense growth in marl and
Hole-in-the-Donut soils. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Barry
University, March 7-9, 2002.


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27. *McMullen, R.T., K. Jayachandran, and M. Norland. 2002. Suppression of Brazilian
Pepper on soil disposal mounds in Everglades National Park. The 66th Annual Meeting of the
Florida Academy of Sciences, Barry University, March 7-9, 2002.

26. Konomi, K., *K. Jayachandran, M. Savabi, D. Shinde, and S. Reed. 2002. Transport of
agrochemicals in calcareous soils of South Florida. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Florida
Academy of Sciences, Barry University, March 7-9, 2002.

25. *Fisher, J.B., and K. Jayachandran. 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizae and restoration of
endangered plants in subtropical Florida. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of
Sciences, Barry University, March 7-9, 2002.

24. *Jayachandran, K., M. Ross, C.L. Coultas, P. Ruiz, and D.L. Reed. 2002. Soil survey of
Shark Slough in the Everglades National Park. The 66th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy
of Sciences, Barry University, March 7-9, 2002.

23. *Jayachandran, K., K.G. Shetty, L.J. Scinto, R.D. Jones, D.L. Childers, and J.C. Trexler.
2001. Effect of low level phosphorus dosing on microbial activity in the everglades soils. Soil
Science Society of America Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-25, 2001, Charlotte, NC

22. *Noe, G., D. Childers, A. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandran, D. Lee, J. Richards, L.
Scinto, J. Trexler, and R. Jones. 2001. Short-term changes in an oligotrophic Everglades wetland
ecosystem receiving experimental phosphorus enrichment. Ecological Society of America,
Madison, WI August 2001.

21. *Guha, H., K. Jayachandran, F. Maurrasse. 2000. Hydrological, Geochemical, and
Microbiological Processes Affecting Chromium Transport Through Pyrolusite Coated-Sand.
Conference on Wetland System for Water Pollution Control. Nov 11-16, Lake Buena Vista, FL

20. *Gaiser, E.E., L.J. Scinto, K. Jayachandran, R.D. Jones, J.H. Richards, D.L. Childers, and
J. Trexler. 2000. Nutrients sequestered in microbial mats reflect remote source water quality in
Everglades National Park. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference, Dec. 11-15,
Naples, FL

19. Kernan, C., J.B. Fisher, D. Garvue, *C. Lane, H. Thornton, D. LaPuma, E. Pinto, S. Carrara,
K. Jayachandran, S. Koptur, J. Pascarella. 2000. Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the
South Florida Ecosystem. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference, Dec. 11-15,
Naples, FL

18. *Jayachandran, K., J.M. Novak, D.W. Watts, and P.G. Hunt. 1999. Effect of Tillage on
Microbial Activity in Southeastern Coastal Plains Soils. Soil Science Society of America Society
of Agronomy meetings, October 31-November 4, 1999. Salt Lake City, UT

17. *Fisher, J.B., and K. Jayachandran. Survey of arbuscular mycorrhizae in palms and related
cyclanths growing on different soils in Costa Rica and Florida. Soil Ecology Conference,
Chicago, IL May 24-26, 1999.




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16. *Fisher J.B., and K. Jayachandran.Arbuscular-mycorrhizal status of the palm Serenoa
repens in South Florida. Conference on “The Supporting Root”, Bordeaux, France July 20 –23,
1998.

15. *Jayachandran, K. Mycorrhizal association in Sawgrass. Plant Biologists of South Florida,
Homestead, FL April 11, 1998.

14. *Moorman, T.B., K. Jayachandran, and A. Reungsang. Sorption of Atrazine to Soils and
Subsurface Geologic Materials in Iowa. Geological Society of America Meetings, Ames, IA
1996.

13. *Jayachandran, K., T.B. Moorman, and J.K. Moscinski. Bioremediation of Atrazine in
Soils by Inoculation of a Bacterial Mixed Culture. Weed Science Society of America Annual
Meeting, Norfolk, VA February 5-8, 1996.

12. *Moorman, T.B., B.L. Hoyle, and K. Jayachandran. Approaches to Remediation of
Herbicide-Contaminated Subsoils and Aquifers. Weed Science Society of America Annual
Meeting, Norfolk, VA February 5-8, 1996.

11. *T.B. Moorman, D.B. Jaynes, K. Jayachandran, J.M. Novak, J. Miller, C.A. Cambardella,
and J.L. Hatfield. Processes controlling atrazine leaching in the pothole topography of central
Iowa. Clean Water - Clean Environment - 21st Century - Meeting. Kansas City, MO, March
1995.

10. *Jayachandran, K., T.B. Moorman, and E.A. Douglass. Enumeration, isolation, and activity
of atrazine-degrading microorganisms. American Society of Agronomy 86th National Meeting,
Seattle, WA, Nov. 1994.

9. *Moorman, T.B., K. Jayachandran, and J.A. Welch. Assimilative capacity of subsurface
microorganisms for atrazine and 2,4-D. American Society of Agronomy 86th National Meeting,
Seattle, WA, Nov. 1994.

8. *Novak, J.M., K. Jayachandran, T.B. Moorman, and J. Weber. Sorption and binding of
organic compounds in soils and their relation to biodegradation. American Society of Agronomy
85th National Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 1993.

7. *Jayachandran, K., T.R. Steinheimer, L. Somasundaram, T.B. Moorman, R.S. Kanwar, and
J.R. Coats. Distribution of atrazine and metabolites as contaminants in groundwater and soil
cores from no-till corn. Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality, Soil & Water
Conservation Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 1993.

6. *Hetrick, B.A.D. and K. Jayachandran. Plant acquisition of nutrients in sustainable
agriculture. Eighth North American Conference on Mycorrhizae (NACOM), Jackson Hole, WY,
Sep. 1990.

5. *Jayachandran, K., B.A.D. Hetrick, and A.P. Schwab. Influence of iron chelation on
phosphorus availability to prairie mycorrhizal plants. Konza Prairie LTER Meeting, Manhattan,
KS, Aug. 1989.

4. Jayachandran, K., *D. Kandasamy, and G. Oblisami. VA-Mycorrhizae for better crop
productivity in certain crop plants. National Symposium on Soil Pest and Soil Organisms,
Varanasi, India, Oct. 1984.

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3. *Kandasamy, D., K. Jayachandran, and G. Oblisami. Influence of pesticides and certain
nutrients on phosphorus mobilizing organisms. National Symposium on Soil Pest and Soil
Organisms, Varanasi, India, Oct. 1984.

2. Jayachandran, K., *D. Kandasamy, and G. Oblisami. Response of cowpea to VA-
Mycorrhizal inoculation and graded levels of phosphorus application. Sixth Southern Regional
Conference on Microbial Inoculants, Bangalore, India, Sep. 1983.

1. Jayachandran, K., *D. Kandasamy, and G. Oblisami. Occurrence of VA-Mycorrhizal resting
spores in certain plantation crops. Fifth Annual Symposium on Plantation Crops, Kerala, India,
Dec. 1982.

*denotes person presented.

                             PRESENTATIONS – POSTER
53. Ricardo Joseph, Stewart Reed, Cristina Clark-Cuadrado and Krishnaswamy Jayachandran.
2007 Effects of Endosulfan on Soil Respiration. Soil Science Society of America Annual
Meeting, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA Joseph presented

52. Min Gao, Kateel G. Shetty, Bernd Simoneit, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, and Rudolf
Jaffé 2007. Preliminary Results on the Occurrence, Origin and Environmental Implication of Ent-
Kaurenes in the Everglades Freshwater Wetlands. FCELTER All Scientists Meeting, March 19-
20, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, FL Min Gao presented

51. Jackie V. Huntzicker, K.G. Shetty, K.S. Rein, and K. Jayachandran. 2006. Biodegradation
of Polyether Algal Toxins – Isolation of Potential Marine Bacteria. 106th American Society for
Microbiology Annual Conference, May 21-25, 2006, Orlando, FL Jayachandran presented

50. Krish Jayachandran Mahadev Bhat, Giddy Bobeche, Cristina Cuadrao, and Assefa
Malesse. 2006. Agroecology Program at Florida International University. Soil Science Society of
America Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, IN Jayachandran presented

49. Shea Dunifon, Krish Jayachandran, and Stewart Reed. 2006. An Inventory of Arbuscular
Mycorrhizae Collected at Field Sites of the USDA Sub-Tropical Horticultural Research Station
in Miami, FL. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis,
IN Shea Dunifon presented

48. Jose Pacheco, Kateel G. Shetty, Mahadev Bhat, and Krish Jayachandran. 2007. Biological
Control of Brazilian Pepper. Hispanic Students Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.
Jose Pacheco Presented

47. Jose Pacheco, Kateel G. Shetty, Krish Jayachandran, and Craig Smith. 2007. Biological
Control of Invasive Plants in South Florida. Cell and Molecular Biology Symposium, St. Thomas
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46. Shea Dunifon, EVR 3rd year student. 2006. An Inventory of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in
Agricultural Crops of South Florida. Poster presented at FIU Honors College Research
Conference, March 30, MARC Building, FIU. Krish Jayachandran serves as a mentor.

45. Griffith, Robert T., Jayachandran, Krishnaswamy, Shetty, Kateel, G., Whitstine, William,
Furton, Kenneth G. 2005. Hazardous Indoor Molds Detection Application in Forensic Sciences.
105th American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, June 5-9, 2005, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Griffith presented

44. Seema Sah, Stewart Reed, and Krish Jayachandran. 2005. Effect of Flooding on
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization in Snap Beans. Soil Science Society of America Annual
Meeting, Nov. 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT Dr. Jayachandran presented

43. Krish Jayachandran, Seema Sah, Ximena Mesa, and Jeffrey Ellis. 2005. Investigation of
Silver Chemicals for Wood Preservation. ACS South Florida Chapter Meeting, Nov 12, 2005,
NOVA SE University, Fort Lauderdale, FL Dr. Jayachandran presented

42. Jayachandran, Krish., Seema Sah, and Jeffrey Ellis. 2006. Wood Preservation by Silver
Formulation Treatment. 102nd American Wood Preservatives Association Conference, April 9-
12, 2006, Austin, TX Dr. Jayachandran presented

41. Jeffrey Ellis and Krish Jayachandran. Future Needs for Environmental Research on Silver
and Resources Available. 2006. 102nd American Wood Preservatives Association Conference,
April 9-12, 2006, Austin, TX Dr. Ellis presented

40. Robert T. Griffith*, Kenneth G. Furton, Krish Jayachandran, and William Whitstine. 2004.
Canine and SPME/GC/MS Detection of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds emitted from
two problematic indoor molds: Penecillium chrysogenum and Aspergillus versicolor Joint
Meeting of the Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS), the Mid-Atlantic
Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS), the Mid-Western Association of Forensic
Scientists (MAFS) and the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS), September 19-24,
2004, Orlando, FL – Poster – Mr. Griffith presented

39. Seema Sah*, Stewart Reed, Krish. Jayachandran, and Susana Mendiola. 2004. Interactions
of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi with Bean Plants under FloodedConditions. Soil Science
Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2004, Seattle, WA – Poster – Mrs. Sah
presented

38. Kateel G. Shetty, Krish Jayachandran*, and Michael R. Norland. 2004. Natural Plant
Pathogens of Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) in the Everglades National Park:
Potential for Biological Control. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct. 31-Nov.
4, 2004, Seattle, WA – Poster – Dr. Jayachandran presented

37. Tainya C. Clarke*, Krish Jayachandran, Kateel G. Shetty, and Michael R. Norland. 2004.
A Biological Control Agent for Invasive Plant Species, Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium
microphyllum). National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-10, 2004, Orlando, FL –

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Poster – Miss. Clarke presented

36. Kateel G. Shetty*, Krish Jayachandran, and Michael R. Norland. 2004. Natural Plant
Pathogens of Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) in the Everglades National Park:
Potential for Biological Control. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-10,
2004, Orlando, FL – Poster – Dr. Shetty presented

35. Elizabeth M. Struhar, Krish Jayachandran*, Michael S. Ross, and Steven F. Oberbauer.
2004. The Relationship Between Soil Moisture and Nutrient Availability in Tree Islands of Shark
Slough, Everglades National Park. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-10,
2004, Orlando, FL – Poster – Dr. Jayachandran presented

34. Robert T. Griffith*, Krish Jayachandran, William Whitstine, and Kenneth G. Furton. 2005.
Canine and SPME/GC/MS Detection of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds emitted from
Stachybotrys chartarum, Penicillium chrysogenum, and Aspergillus versicolor. American
Academy of Forensic Sciences, February 21-26, 2005, New Orleans, LA – Poster – Mr. Griffith
presented

33. Teresita Bollar, Biology 4th year student. 2005. Allelopathic effects of Ragweed compound
Thiarubrin-A on Brazilian pepper (Shinus terebinthifolius). Poster presented at First Student
Research and Artistic Initiatives Annual Conference, March 10, MARC Building, FIU. Krish
Jayachandran serves as REU mentor. This work is a collaborative effort between myself, Dr.
Shetty and Dr. Kevin O’ Shea from Chemistry and Biochemistry.

32. Jackie Huntizicker, Liberal Studies, 3rd year. 2005. Studies on Okadaic Acid
Biotranformation/Biodegradation – Isolation and Screening of Potential Marine Bacteria. Poster
presented at First Student Research and Artistic Initiatives Annual Conference, March 10,
MARC Building, FIU. Krish Jayachandran serves as REU mentor. This work is a collaborative
effort between myself, Dr. Shetty and Dr. Kelly Rein from Chemistry and Biochemistry.

31. Sarah Lowe, Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year. 2005. The analysis of Oak Ridge Soil
Samples to Determine the Absorption and Desorption Properties of Mercury. Poster presented at
First Student Research and Artistic Initiatives Annual Conference, March 10, MARC Building,
FIU. Krish Jayachandran serves as REU mentor. This work is a collaborative effort between
myself, Marshall Allen and Dr. Yong Cai from Chemistry and Biochemistry.

30. *K. Jayachandran, S. Sah, J. Sah, and M. Ross. 2003. Phosphorus Biogeochemistry of the
Everglades National Park Tree Island Soils. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting,
August 3-8, 2003, Savannah, GA

29. J. Entry, P. Gillevet, K. Jayachandran, K. Mathee, D. Mills, G. Narasimhan, *Y. Wang, and
C. Yang. 2003. Ecoinformatics Tools: Unsupervised Clustering and Classification of Microbial
Communities Using ALH Profile Data from 16S rRNA. American Society for Microbiology,
103rd Annual Meeting, May 18-22, 2003, Washington, DC

28. J. Entry, P. Gillevet, K. Jayachandran, K. Mathee, D. Mills, G. Narasimhan, Y. Wang, and


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*C. Yang. 2003. An Ecoinformatics Tools for Microbial Diversity Studies: Supervised
Classification of ALH Profiles of 16S rRNA. American Society for Microbiology, 103rd Annual
Meeting, May 18-22, 2003, Washington, DC

27. *Ruttala, R., D.K. Mills, *K. Mathee, and *K. Jayachandran. 2002. Molecular and
Biochemical Characterization of Microbial Communities in Everglades Tree Island Soils.
American Society for Microbiology, 102nd Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2002. Salt Lake City,
UT

26. *Entry, J.A., D.K. Mills, *K. Mathee, *K. Jayachandran, J.J. Fuhrmann, R. Ruttala, and
R.E. Sojka. 2002. Influence of Irrigated Agriculture on Soil Microbial Diversity. American
Society for Microbiology, 102nd Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2002. Salt Lake City, UT

25. McMullen, R., *K. Jayachandran, and M. Norland. 2002. Brazilian Pepper Suppression
Factors on Soil Disposal Mounds in Everglades National Park. Soil Science Society of America
Annual Meetings, Nov. 10-14, 2002, Indianapolis, IN

24. *Jayachandran, K., D. Stockman, S. Kemp, and R.D. Jones. 2001. Interactions of
arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi and wetland plant species in the everglades ecosystem. P2-164, 3rd
International Conference on Mycorrhizae, 8-13 July, 2001, Adelaide, South Australia

23. *Fisher, J.B. and K. Jayachandran. 2001. Arbuscular mycorrhizae and restoration of
endangered plants in subtropical Florida. P1-165. 3rd International Conference on Mycorrhizae,
8-13 July, 2001, Adelaide, South Australia

22. *Ruttala, R.K., D. K. Mills, P. M. Gillevet, K. Jayachandran, K.   Mathee. 2001. Monitoring
Microbial Communities In Marsh Sediments By Amplicon Length            Heterogeneity (ALH) and
ALH-temperature Gradient Capillary Electrophoresis (ALH-TGCE)          Fingerprinting. The ASM
Conference on Biodegradation, Biotransformation, and Biocatalysis      (B3) October 2-6, 2001.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

21. Shetty, K.G., *K. Jayachandran, L.J. Scinto, R.D. Jones. 2001. Determination of microbial
Biomass Phosphorus in the Everglades Wetland Flocculent Detritus. Soil Science Society of
America Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-25, 2001, Charlotte, NC

20. *McMullen, R.T., K. Jayachandran, and M.R. Norland. 2001. Suppression of Brazilian
Pepper on Soil Disposal Mounds in Everglades National Park. Soil Science Society of America
Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-25, 2001, Charlotte, NC

19. *Jayachandran, K., M. Ross, C.L. Coultas, P. Ruiz, and D.L. Reed. 2001. Soil survey of
Shark Slough in the Everglades National Park. Soil Science Society of America Annual
Meetings, Oct. 21-25, 2001, Charlotte, NC

18. Cabrera J., M. Georgiadis, *Y. Cai, and K. Jayachandran. 2001. Assesment of arsenic
mobility in the golf courses of South Florida. 221 American Chemical Society National
Meetings.

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17. *Jayachandran, K., L. Scinto, K.G. Shetty, R.D. Jones, D. Childers, and J. Trexler. 2000.
Changes in microbial phosphorus in response to phosphorus addition in the everglades peat soils.
Soil Science Society of America Meetings, Nov. 5-9, Minneapolis, MN

16. *Guha, H., K. Jayachandran, F. Maurrasse. 2000. Microbiological reduction of chromium
(VI) in presence of pyrolusite-coated sand: Laboratory column experiments and modeling
approaches. Geosociety Meetings, Reno, NV

15. *J. B. Fisher, and K. Jayachandran. 2000. Mycorrhizae required for native plant growth on
pine rockland soils. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference, Dec. 11-15, Naples,
FL

14. *Guha, H., J.E. Saiers, S. Brooks, and K. Jayachandran. 1999. Transport of Chromium
through Manganese-Containing Sediments. American Geophysical Union, December 13-17,
1999. San Francisco, CA

13. Shinde, D., *M.R. Savabi, P.N. Kizza, and K. Jayachandran. 1999. Atrazine Sorption and
Transport in Three Soils of South Florida. Soil Science Society of America Society of Agronomy
meetings, October 31-November 4, 1999. Salt Lake City, UT

12. *Jayachandran, K., and J. Fisher. 1999. Role of Arbuscular-Mycorrhizae in Tropical
Species of South Florida. Soil Science Society of America Society of Agronomy meetings,
October 31-November 4, 1999. Salt Lake City, UT

11. *Jayachandran, K., M. Nair, and R.D. Jones.1998. Role of arbuscular-mycorrhizae on the
growth of sawgrass under different soil types. American Society of Agronomy 90th National
Meetings, Baltimore, MD October 18-22, 1998.

10. *Fisher, J.B., and *K. Jayachandran. Mycorrhizae and Restoration of Everglades Upland
Plant Communities (Pine Rockland and Hardwood Hammock). Society for Ecological
Restoration 9th Annual International Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 12-15, 1997.

9. *Moscinski, J.K., K. Jayachandran, and T.B. Moorman, Mineralization of the Herbicide
Atrazine by Agrobacterium radiobacter. American Society for Microbiology 96th National
Meeting, New Orleans, LA May 19-23, 1996.

8. *Moscinski, J.K., *K. Jayachandran, and T.B. Moorman. Mineralization of the herbicide
atrazine by a bacterial isolate. American Society of Agronomy 87th National Meeting, St. Louis,
MO, Nov. 1995.

7. *Nedumpara, M.J., T.B. Moorman, and *K. Jayachandran. VA-Mycorrhizal effects on
herbicide dynamics in plants. American Society of Agronomy 87th National Meeting, St. Louis,
MO, Nov. 1995.

6. *Schwab, A.P., B.A.D. Hetrick, G.W.T. Wilson, and K. Jayachandran. Assessing the role of
mycorrhizae in enhancing phosphorus uptake by the host plant. American Society of Agronomy

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86th National Meeting, Seattle, WA, Nov. 1994.

5. *Jayachandran, K., T.B. Moorman, J.M. Novak, N. Stolpe, P.J. Shea, C.A. Cambardella,
E.A. Douglass, and M.D. Jawson. Sorption and degradation of atrazine in soils and subsurface
sediments from the American midwest. Eighth IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide
Chemistry, Washington, DC, July 1994.

4. *Nedumpara, M.J., *K. Jayachandran, and T.B. Moorman. The interactions of pesticides,
VAM fungi and crops. Eighth IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry,
Washington, DC, July 1994.

3. *Jayachandran, K., T.R. Steinheimer, L. Somasundaram, R.S. Kanwar, T.B. Moorman, and
J.R. Coats. Atrazine and degradates in groundwater beneath continuous corn under no-till
management. American Society of Agronomy 84th National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Nov.
1992.

2. *Jayachandran, K., A.P. Schwab, and B.A.D Hetrick. Separation of inorganic and organic
phosphorus using acidified molybdate and isobutanol. American Society of Agronomy 82nd
National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 1990.

1. *Jayachandran, K., B.A.D. Hetrick, and A.P. Schwab. Role of VA-Mycorrhizae in
phosphorus acquisition from unavailable phosphorus sources. Eighth North American
Conference on Mycorrhizae (NACOM), Jackson Hole, WY, Sep. 1990.

*denotes person presented.

                      INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

More than 24 invited research seminar presentations local, regional, national, and international.


                                         TEACHING

Courses taught: Ecology of South Florida, Analysis of South Florida Ecosystems, Soils and
Ecosystems, Soils and Ecosystems Lab, Advanced Soil Resources Analysis, Soil Microbiology,
Applied Soil Biology, Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture.

                               SERVICE – DEPARTMENT

1. Space and Laboratory Committee – Chair1996-97, Member 1997-99
2. Library Committee - Member 1996-97
3. Undergraduate Committee – Member 1997-99
4. Laboratory ad-hoc Committee – Member 1998-99
5. Curriculum Committee – Member 1998-99, 1999-00, 2002-03, Chair 2000-02
6. EVR Ph. D proposal Ad-hoc Committee – Member 2000, 2004

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7. EVR 3013 Ad-hoc Committee – Chair 2004-05
8. Graduate Studies – Member 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2004-06
9. Graduate Program Director – Fall 2003
10. Human Resource Committee – Member 2003-04, Chair 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
11. Search and Screen Committee – Member Global Climate Change/Field Ecologist position –
2002, Chair Terrestrial Ecosystems Ecologist position - 2003-04, Chair 2007-08
12. EVR Acting Chair – June 26-27, 2003, December 22-23, 2003, and March 17-23, 2004
13. EVR Science Task Force Committee Chair (2005-06)
14. EVR Future Hire Strategies Committee Chair (2005-06)
15. Ad-hoc Committee for EVR Honors Track (2005-06)
16. Agroecology Certificate Program Committee – Member 2006-07, 2007-08


                   SERVICE – COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
1.Radiation Safety Committee – Member 1999 – Present
2. Access and Equity Committee – Member (2001 – Present)
3. Chair of Diversity Advisory and Minority Enrollment Committee in Access and Equity
Committee (2003 – Present)
4. Served on screening and selecting President’s Access and Equity Award candidate for the
years 2003-2004, 2004- 2005, 2005-2006, 2006-07

5. Ad-Hoc Selection Committee Member for Grant-in-Aid Applications. Screen and select
candidates for Grant-in-Aid for 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-07

6. Ad-Hoc Selection Committee Member for Delores Auzenne Fellowship Applications. Screen
and select candidates for 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-07

7. Environmental Preserve Committee – Member (1999 – 2003)
8. Geology-SERC Stable Isotope Position Search and Screening Committee – Member 1999
9. Earth Sciences – Hydrologic Modeling Position Search and Screen Committee – Member
2002
10. Faculty member in Tropical Biology Program in Biology
11. Faculty member in Tropical Plant Systematics in Biology
12. Faculty member in MBRS – MARC and RISE program in Biology
13. Faculty member in IFRI program in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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14. Affiliated faculty in Earth Sciences
15. Affiliated faculty in LACC
16. Member of Asian Studies Program
17. Interviewed by several undergraduate students from Continuing Education Program
18. Weed & Seed Environmental Education Program on August 15, 2002
19. Indian Students Association Cricket Club – Faculty Advisor 2001 – Present
20. Honors Research Day – Organizer 2005
21. Banner Marshal - Faculty Convocation 2003, Commencement Fall 2003 and 2004


                      SERVICE – SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
1. Research Associate at Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center
2. Research collaborator with USDA-ARS, Old Cutler Road, Miami, and USDA-ARS,
    Florence, South Carolina, USDA-ARS, Kimberly, Idaho
3. Reviewed journal articles for USDA-ARS Scientists, Soil Science Society of America
    Journal, Journal of Environmental Quality, Agronomy Journal,
    Environmental Practice, Journal of Soil Contamination, Weed Science, Water, Air, &
    Soil Pollution, Journal of Soil & Water Conservation, Journal of Population and
    Environment, ACS book chapters, Indian National Science Academy and Agriculture,
    Plant and Soil, Bioremediation Journal, Journal of Food and Agriculture, Journal of
   Allelopathy, Journal of Agriculture, and Ecosystems & Environment – More than 150
   manuscripts reviewed for publications.
4. USDA-ARS Ad-hoc reviewer
5. USDA-ARS CRIS project reviewer
6. USDA/CREES proposal reviewer
7. Everglades National Park Project reviewer
8. DERM proposal reviewer
9. NSF Proposal Ad-hoc Reviewer
10. EPA Review Panelist
11. USDA Review Panelist
12. Served as an External Member for seven PhD students.
13. Served as a mentor for high school students from Coral Reef High School on Science
Projects.
14. Serving as mentor for USDA-Multicultural Scholarship students.

                     PROFESSIONAL SERVICE – ACTIVITIES

Research Grants Panelist - National Council for Science and Environment (2002),
Environmental Protection Agency (2002 and 2003), EPA-STAR Fellowships (2004, 2005, 2006,
2007), EPA Site Reviewer, SouthEastern Louisiana University Research Site (2006), USDA-
CSREES-NRI (2007) ,USDA-CSREES-MSP (2007)


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Participated FIU Graduate School’s “Impact of Research on Society” a TV show to showcase
FIU’s research activities and the benefits to the community.

NSF-FIU Research Workshop Organizer (Jan 27, 2006) – Invited NSF Program Officer for
the Ecosystem Studies to conduct a day workshop on NSF funding priorities, proposal
preparation, review criteria, and students research opportunities.

Research Program Reviewer - Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program, Department
of Biology, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA. May 9 – 12, 2006. Served as
a site reviewer for the research program funded by EPA. Had opportunity to meet with the Dean
of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and the University President. Evaluated the overall performance of
the program and made recommendations for improvement and successful research activities for
environmental restoration of the wetlands.

Symposium Organizer - Organized a special one-day symposium on “Advances in Molecular
Approaches in Soil Microbiology” at Soil Science Society of America Conference, Nov 9-10,
2005, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited experts in various fields of molecular soil microbiology for a
special presentation. Compiling manuscripts for publication as special issue in Soil Science
Society of America Journal.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Research Service Agreement with FIU – Member,
Represented Environmental Studies Department.

Department of Environment and Occupational Health Graduate Program Committee –
Member, Represented Environmental Studies Department.

High School Teachers Workshop - Co-Organized with Dr. Bhat. Recruited 15 high school
teachers and conducted Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture July 17-22, 2006. Co-Ordinated
two day lectures followed by laboratory and field trips. We had a successful one week workshop.

Students Workshop - Co-Organized with Dr. Bhat. Agroecology scholarship winners were
invited to present at the workshop on October 23, 2006

Access and Equity Committee – Member and Chair of Diversity Advisory and Minority
Enrollment Committee. A & E Committee is The President’s committee to monitor and review
several activities in FIU including equal employment opportunities, gender, sexual orientation,
race discrimination, diversity atmosphere, students accessibility to facilities etc. Attended
monthly meetings and working on diversity and minority enrollment issues.

Written annual report on Minority Student Enrollment.           University Access & Equity
Committee Annual Report 2004-2005

Radiation Safety Committee – Member – Meet twice a year and review radioactive material use
in laboratories. Maintain database of radioactive use personnel, laboratories, and the chemicals.
Review radioactive user applications, and authorize the use of radioactive compounds.

The Honors College – Students Research and Artistic Initiatives (SRAI) – Founding


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member, planner, organizer for the undergraduate students’ Students Research and Artistic
Initiatives for The Honors College. Developed Mission and Vision for the program, developed a
structure, invited faculty members to join as affiliates to the program. Developed faculty and
student database, developed opportunities for the undergraduate students to identify funding
sources. Served as the Director of the program for two years - 2003-2005.

Associate Editor for Journal of Environmental Quality (2002-2005 and 2005-2008) –
Responsible for identifying reviewers, compile review summary, and evaluate the publication
quality of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Environmental Quality. Communicate with
the editor, technical editor, and the head quarters regarding the review process.

Editorial Advisory Board Member for Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2002-
continue) – Review manuscripts on monthly one manuscript basis, provide review and evaluation
to the editorial office. Discuss journal ratings and develop strategies to improve the publication
quality.

Biological Control Executive Board Member (2005 – 2010)

Mentorship - Served as mentor for several EVR majors and High School Student. Jose Pacheco,
a transfer student is being trained on microbiological techniques. We sent him to Washington,
DC to participate in minority students leadership conference.

Two of my undergraduate students received “Outstanding Students Award” in 2006-07
under EVR BS category and one of my graduate students received “Outstanding Graduate
Student Award”

Students Recruitment - Dr. Bhat and I made several visits to Miami-Dade County High
Schools (~2 hours per school) to recruit students to Agroecology program and EVR major.

Faculty member of Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching II (FIRST II)
project funded by NSF. Attended and participated in the workshop FIRST II National
Meeting, May 13-15, 2005 Kellogg Biological Station, MI

Ad-Hoc Proposal Reviewer for NSF Ecosystem Studies Program (2005, 2006)

Ad-Hoc Proposal Reviewer for Canadian Work Safe Program (2005)

Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Everglades National Park Tree Islands Adaptive Management Paper
(2006)

               MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, AND WORKSHOPS
Attended Soil Science Society of America Annual Conference, Nov. 4- 8, 2007, New
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Attended American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, May 21-25, 2006
Orlando, FL

Attended Soil Science Society of America Annual Conference, Nov 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis,
IN

Represented Department on Title V Initiatives: Opportunities for Collaboration, Friday,
September 16, 2005, GC Ballroom.

Attended The Honors College Retreat, August, 2005, Key Largo, FL

Attended Soil Science Society of America Annual Conference, Nov 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City,
UT

Attended American Chemical Society South Florida Chapter meeting, Nov 12, 2005. NOVA SE
University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Attended Second Conference on Student Research and Artistic Initiative, March 30, 2006, FIU

Attended Plant Biologists of South Florida Annual Meeting, April 1, 2006, Fairchild Tropical
Garden Research Center, Miami, FL

Attended 102ND American Wood Preservatives Annual Conference, April 9-12, Austin, TX

Served as a research mentor for undergraduate students. Diversity Exchange Magazine, Florida
International University, Fall 2004 issue featured “valuable work experience gained through
research position” page 30.

Organized first Annual Conference on Student Research and Artistic Initiatives on March 10,
2005. Put together poster displays, research panels, invited key note speaker, Professor Ray
Turner from Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA. There were approximately 150
participants.

Served as a Banner Marshal for Fall 2004 (Arts and Sciences section) and Spring 2005 (College
of Business section) Commencements.

Faculty Advisor – FIU-Indian Students Association Cricket Club

Attended American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, May 23-27, 2004, New
Orleans, LA

Attended Council for Undergraduate Research Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2004, LaCrosse,
WI

Attended Soil Science Society of America Annual Conference, October 31- November 4, 2004,
Seattle, WA


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Attended National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 05-10, 2004, Orlando, FL

Attended Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, August 3-8, 2003, Savannah, GA

Attended American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, May 18-22, 2003,
Washington, DC

Attended Soil Science Society of America Conference, Nov. 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO

Ecological Society of America Annual Conference - Presided Oral Session # 48: Mutualism-
Parasitism I: Plants; Modeling Wednesday, August 6, 8 am-11.30 am, SITTC Meeting Room
203.

Soil Science Society of America Conference - Young Scientist Award Selection Panelist for
Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin - November, 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO

External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor at University of Maine,
Orono, ME and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Attended Journal of Environmental Quality Editorial Board Meeting in November 2005 and
participated Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment Editorial Board Meeting.

Attended American Society for Microbiology, 102nd Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2002. Salt
Lake City, UT

Attended Soil Science Society of America Conference, Nov. 10-14, 2002, Indianapolis, IN

Attended Joint Conference on the Science and Restoration of the Greater Everglades and Florida
Bay Ecosystem. April 13-18, 2003, palm Harbor, FL

Attended Plant Biologists of South Florida one day meeting, March 2002 at Deering Bay, FL
Attended local, regional, national, and international meetings and conferences (Please refer
Research - Presentations Section)

Attended Ecological Society of America Annual Conference - Presided Oral Session # 48:
Mutualism-Parasitism I: Plants; Modeling Wednesday, August 6, 8 am-11.30 am, SITTC
Meeting Room 203.

Soil Science Society of America Conference - Young Scientist Award Selection Panelist for
Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin - November, 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO

Attended International Conference on Mycorrhizae, July 8-13, 2001Adelaide, South Australia

Conducted workshop on Bioremediation of Pesticides for FAO/World Bank in summer 2001
A visiting Scientist from India attended this workshop.



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Conducted workshop on soil microbial diversity using molecular techniques – This workshop
as conducted in Nov-Dec, 2001 with collaboration from Prokaryotic Interest Group. A soil
scientist from USDA-ARS attended this workshop.

A visiting scholar from Germany conducted collaborative work on hydrological modeling for
agricultural chemicals runoff. Jan – March 2002.

Organized several seminars for Prokaryotic Interest Group to stimulate soil microbial diversity
research interest.

USDA-ARS News Magazine featured my research work on pesticides sorption and desorption
mechanisms and the significance of soil quality in August 2001.

Created Prokaryotic Interest Group (PIG) with Dr. Kalaimathee, Molecular Microbiologist
from Biology. We meet as a group every Thursday between 12 and 1 to discuss microbial
ecology research. Invite speakers for an informal discussion in this area.

Attended Multistate Soil Microbiologists Workshop. June 11-13, 2000, WPB, FL

Organized Mycorrhizal Research Workshop on June 14, 2000 at Florida International
University. Several Researchers and graduate students from Florida attended (25
participants)

Attended Plant Biologists of South Florida. April 1, 2000. Florida International University,
University Park, Miami, FL

Moderator for Soil Ecology Section at Soil Science Society of America Conference. October
31 – November 4, 1999. Salt Lake City, UT

Participant: Integrating Agricultural and Ecological Issues in South Florida. Workshop
Organized by Southeast Environmental Research Center and Florida Center for
Environmental Studies. April 28-29, 1999. West Palm Beach, UF/IFAS Agricultural
Center, FL

Participant: Plant Biologists of South Florida. April 10, 1999. Florida Atlantic University, Ft.
Lauderdale, FL

Participant: Tree Islands of the Greater Everglades. Workshop Organized by South Florida
Water Management District and Florida Center for Environmental Studies. July 14-15, 1998,
West Palm Beach, FL

Participant: 35th Annual Pesticides Residue Workshop, July 14-16, 1997, St. Pete Beach, FL

Participant: 34th Annual Pesticides Residue Workshop, July 15 – 17, 1996, St. Pete Beach,
FL


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Member (91-96): Prokaryotic Interest Group, A research discussion group of ecologists,
physiologists, and geneticists from National Soil Tilth Lab (NSTL), National Animal
Disease Center (NADC), and Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine
(MIPM) department of Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Participant: Workshop on Remediation of Organic Compounds, conducted by Environmental
Professionals of Iowa, Nov. 19, 1993, Des Moines, IA

Participant: Symposium on Bioremediation: Science and Technology, conducted by Soil
Science Society of America, Nov. 6-7, 1993, Cincinnati, OH

Participant: Workshop on Identification of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, conducted by Drs.
Joseph P. Morton and Richard Koske, Aug. 1989, Morgantown, WV


Secretary: Plant Pathology Student & Faculty Organization, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Kansas
State University (1989 - 90)

President: Cereal Research Program Research Associates Organization, Cereal Program,
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (1986 - 87)

President: Graduate Student Organization, Graduate Program, Tamil Nadu Agricultural
University (1982 - 83)

                   MENTORS, COLLABORATORS, FRIENDS

Professor Barbara A.D. Hetrick – Major Professor
Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Ph. 904-620-2560, e-mail Barbara.Hetrick@unf.edu
http://www.unf.edu/coas/


Dr. Thomas B. Moorman – Post-Doctoral Advisor
Microbiologist
USDA-ARS-National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011

Ph. 515-294-8125, e-mail Tom.Moorman@ars.usda.gov
http://www.ars.usda.gov




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Professor David Lee
Biological Sciences
FIU

Ph. 305-348-3111, leed@fiu.edu


Dr. Jack B. Fisher
Senior Scientist
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Ph. 305-667-1651 Ext. 3412, e-mail jfisher@fairchildgarden.org
http://www.fairchildgarden.org


Dr. Jeffrey Novak
Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS-Coastal Plains Laboratory
Florence, SC 29501

Ph. 843-669-5203 Ext 110, e-mail Jeff.Novak@ars.usda.gov
http://www.ars.usda.gov


Dr. Stewart T.Reed
Research Agronomist
USDA-ARS Sub-Tropical Horticulture Research Station
13601 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33158

Ph. 305-254-3624, e-mail Stewart.Reed@ars.usda.go
Home Page http://www.ars-grn.gov/mia/pages/scientist/hydrology/reed


Dr. Al Chan
Senior Scientist
AgCert International
1990 W. New Haven Ave
Suite 205
Melbourne, FL 32904

Ph. 321-604-0476 e-mail achan@agcert.com
http://www.agcert.com




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